Ohio State track and field hosts the Buckeye Classic at French Field House.
Photos by Jeff Mills
Richard Warren is in his third season as a volunteer high jump assistant for the Ohio State track and field program.
Prior to Ohio State, Warren coached at Southmont High School in Crawfordsville, Ind. While at Southmont, Warren gained national recognition working with Jonathon Christensen who, under Warren's leadership, broke school, county, conference, sectional, and regional records on his way to two IATCCCA indoor state titles and two IHSAA outdoor titles. Christensen finished the 2011 indoor season ranked No. 1 in the nation with a leap of 2.20 meters (7-2.50). Along with Christensen, Warren guided three long jumpers to the IATCCCA indoor state track meet. During his seven-year high school coaching career, Warren coached three sectional champions in the high jump, as well as four high jump and five long jump regional qualifiers.
As a student-athlete, Warren competed at Bethel College in Mishawaka, Ind., and one season at Kansas State University. While at Bethel, Warren completed an undefeated freshman season by winning the 2000 NAIA Outdoor National Championship in the high jump. During his collegiate career at Bethel, Warren was a NAIA national champion and two-time NCCAA national champion, as well as a two-time NAIA All-American, four-time NCCAA All-American, and two-time MCC conference champion. Warren still holds the Bethel College school record in the high jump.
A native of Argos, Ind., Warren is a USATF Level I Certified Coach.